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10 Brooklyn Small Businesses Perfect for Holiday ShoppingCommunity

10 Brooklyn Small Businesses Perfect for Holiday Shopping

We all know — and we don’t mind saying it — that Brooklyn is known for celebrating what’s local. So now that it’s the holiday shopping season, Fresh Orthodontics wants to highlight a few brick-and-mortar Brooklyn shopping destinations and makers to consider for holiday gift ideas. Let’s shop small in Brooklyn! 1. Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. Do good and surprise the superhero(es) in your life this season. Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. in Park Slope is a Brooklyn storefront with superhero gifts up front and space for youth literacy workshops in the back. Cuz, you know, literacy is a superpower! An…
Dr. Ankush Khanna
November 21, 2023
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Fresh Orthodontics Provides An Eco-Friendly Experience For Patients and the Planet

An environmentally-friendly orthodontic office can make getting braces or clear aligners that much better. Fresh Orthodontics in Brooklyn, NY has included many planet-conscious choices that level up patient safety and comfort, while decreasing the practice’s eco-footprint. From the office’s design to daily practices and protocol, Dr. Ankush Khanna and his team offer a planet-friendly experience patients can feel good about. Fewer Chemicals Historically, dentists and orthodontists used many chemicals for tasks related to diagnostics and cleaning. Today, however, modern technology has reduced the amount of chemical processes needed and made teeth straightening more efficient and comfortable. This Park Slope orthodontist…
Dr. Ankush Khanna
June 2, 2023
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Are These Popular Wellness Trends Damaging Your Teeth?

From juice cleanses to gummy supplements — if you live in Brooklyn, it probably feels like you’ve seen every wellness trend in the book. And then some. But while we often think of these things in terms of how they impact our whole-body health, it’s also important to consider their effect on the teeth.  Our oral health is directly connected to our overall health and wellbeing, which means steering clear of tooth decay and gum disease is always important. But, it’s even more critical when you have braces or clear aligners, because teeth move most effectively and efficiently in a…
Our 7th Annual Guide to Fun & Free Kids’ Activities in Brooklyn for Summer 2022BlogCommunity

Our 7th Annual Guide to Fun & Free Kids’ Activities in Brooklyn for Summer 2022

The weather is warming up, which can only mean one thing: It’s time for the Fresh Orthodontics’ annual guide to fun and free things to do with kids in Brooklyn this summer. Now in its seventh year, this round-up will help my fellow Brooklyn parents keep their kids engaged and entertained while school is out.  Catch a Puppet Show - Various Locations CityPark’s PuppetMobile will be taking its performance of Little Red’s Hood, an updated version of Little Red Riding Hood, on the road. The free performances for kids will be in English, Spanish and Mandarin and held at parks…
Dr. Ankush Khanna
June 10, 2022
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Fun & Free Kids Activities in Brooklyn for Summer 2021: Our 6th Annual Guide

7 Affordable & Free Kids Activities in Brooklyn for Summer 2021: Our 6th Annual Guide The Fresh Orthodontics team is back with our 6th annual guide to fun, affordable and/or free kids’ activities. When we’re not perfecting smiles with Brooklyn Invisalign® and braces treatment, you’ll find many of us spending time with our own children, including Dr. Ankush Khanna himself.  To help give our fellow parents a leg up on finding kids activities in Brooklyn for summer 2021, we’re sharing a round-up of family-friendly activities, most of which are free! Just be sure to check the event websites ahead of…
Dr. Ankush Khanna
June 30, 2021
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Our 5th Annual Guide to Affordable & FREE Summer Activities for Kids in Brooklyn: Social Distance Edition

Activities for Kids in Brooklyn As most of you know, Dr. Khanna isn’t just a Park Slope orthodontist, he’s also a dad! So, he completely understands just how tough it’s been over the past two months to keep kids entertained during the coronavirus lockdown. While summer in Brooklyn, and New York City as a whole, will look much different this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun with the fam. To help, we’re sharing our 5th (!) annual guide to free and affordable activities for kids in Brooklyn this summer, all with social distancing in mind.  Take Advantage…
Dr. Ankush Khanna
June 24, 2020

The Perks of a Virtual Consultation at Fresh Orthodontics

Get a Virtual Consultation As you probably know, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, my team and I made the difficult decision to temporarily close our office in an effort to help flatten the curve. While we’re doing our part to encourage social distancing, our phone lines and email are still open. For current patients, check out our guide to orthodontic care during COVID-19. We’ve also set up a virtual follow-up feature on our site so we can connect. Now, what about new patients who are considering kicking off their orthodontic treatment? We’ve got you covered too with virtual…
Dr. Ankush Khanna
April 15, 2020
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Why Orthodontic Offices are Closed Because of COVID-19 (Plus, How to Keep Your Smile Healthy at Home)

I know some of our Park Slope Invisalign and braces patients have been wondering why we’re closed except for emergency appointments during the coronavirus pandemic. Well, we followed guidance from a number of health and government officials that stated orthodontists and other dental professionals should close their doors to all elective procedures for the safety of the patients, the team, the doctor, and the community as a whole. As a healthcare professional, it’s my responsibility to do my part to help flatten the curve. What’s Considered an Elective Procedure? In normal life, it might not feel like orthodontic treatment is…
Dr. Ankush Khanna
April 5, 2020